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Victoria College holds 14th annual empty bowl event

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Victoria college is doing their part to help out the community by hosting their 14th annual empty bowl event

"empty bowls is to raise money for a local hunger organization," says Art Professor Debra Chronister.

Art professor Debra Chronister says they have raised a lot of money over the years thanks to the community's help.
"its the 14th year and over these years we have raised over a hundred and fifty thousand dollars of money that stays right here and feeds our local hungry people," adds Chronister
Residents who attended the event tell me it feels good to remember the forgotten.
"We like to help people all the time and giving back to the community by giving to the food bank is the best way to do it because it helps a lot of people and it makes you feel good inside," says Curtis Moyer, Resident.

"its such a good thing for the community to feed the hungry and everything else, it's a great charity... it makes me feel really good and makes my heart warm," tells Laura Albrecht, Resident.
For residents and organizers, participating in the event is almost as rewarding as the good works being done.
"This is the warmest, most delightful community fundraiser that I'm apart of," concludes Katy Connally, Resident.

"I love what it does for bringing people together sharing a bowl of soup, and local artisans, its wonderful," adds Katy Connally.

Along with the soup, people were able to enjoy live music as well.
Chronister wants to leave the community with a lasting message.

"this particular one is really meaningful to me because as a ceramist, I'm making these objects people will take home and it reminds them that everyday that someones bowl is not full, and somebody's bowl remains empty and so it's a reminder everyday of the hunger. also they get to keep this beautiful bowl," declares Chronister.
Chronister hopes to raise at least 20,000 dollars this year to give away to our local hunger groups.
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